from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of annelids, belonging to the Oligochæta, and including the common earthworms. See earthworm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Lumbricidæ, and together with Perichæta composing that family; the earthworms proper, as L. terrestris.
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The following day her mother brought Power a "lumbricus", a worm, "87 inches [2.2 metres] long which the patient vomited: the medicine operated well".
With his eighty-five, apart from external operations lawful or not, Mr. Parnell can act as a sort of lumbricus in the House.